Donald Trump Says, "Good To Have Ties With India, China, Russia And Japan"

Donald Trump Says, "Good To Have Ties With India, China, Russia And Japan"

Donald Trump Says, "Good To Have Ties With India, China, Russia And Japan" (file image)

New Delhi: The President of the United States, Donald Trump said that it's good to have relationship with countries like Russia, China, Japan and India as he expressed hope to reach a trade deal with Beijing.

The POTUS, while addressing reporters at the White House before leaving for Louisiana for a farmers event, said that the US is doing very well with China, the country which is having a hard time with its economy due to the tariffs imposed by him on the import of their items.

"I have a great relationship with President Xi Jinping because it's good to have relationships with Russia, China, Japan and India and I have relationships with almost everybody. That's a good thing, not a bad thing, Trump said.

"I think that we are going to be able to do a deal with China. We are, I can tell you, we are getting things that, before I became president, you would've had no chance at getting. They would have laughed at your president's face, he said.

Since early 2018, The US and China have been locked in an escalating trade spat , raising import tariffs on more than USD 300 billion of each other's goods 

Last week, the US officials were in Beijing last week for talks to resolve the trade dispute. The leaders of both the nation agreed on December 1 to a three-month truce in the escalating spat.

In Washington, the next round of negotiations would be held between January 30 and 31. Both China and the US have set March 1 as the deadline to defuse trade tensions.

He said, "We're doing very well with our economy. We are at records. Our unemployment numbers just hit a record, another record. We're doing extremely well as a country. We're doing better than any country right now anywhere in the world. China wants to negotiate."